Today, 11 January 2014 is Vaikunta Ekadashi, Mukkoti Ekadashi, Swargavathil Ekadashi or Pausha Putrada Ekadashi.
Vaikunta Ekadashi falls in Margazhi Masam in Tamil calendar, Dhanu Masam in Malayalam calendar and Paush Month in other Hindu calendars followed in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal and other North Indian states.
There is no special rule or regulation to observe Vaikuntha Ekadasi. Similar to other Ekadasi vratham, observing fast (upavasam), Mauna Vratham (remain silent), Hari nama sankirthana, visiting Vishnu temples and Vishnu Puja are the best things to do on this ekadasi. Read more for Vaikunta Ekadashi Puja Vidhanam…
Vaikunta Ekadashi Vrata Katha
The Vaikunta loka, Lord Vishnu’s abode, has two classes: Karya Vaikuntham and Karana Vaikuntam. All the maharshis (sages), gods, and all the devotees are allowed into Karya Vaikunta only. Read more for Vaikunta Ekadashi vratha Katha..
What is the Significance of Vaikunta Dwara Darshanam (Uttara Dwara Darshanam) on this Ekadashi?
On Vaikunta Ekadasi in all Vaishnava temples, devotees visit the Lord from Uttara dwara (Northern entrance of the temple is opened only on Vaikunta Ekadasi). It is also mentioned as ‘Swargadwara Ekadasi’. The origin of this name explained with a legend in Puranas. Read more for detailed story..
What is the relation between Nammalwar and Vaikunta Ekadashi?
Nammalwar, one of the great devotees in the Sri Sampradaya (the disciplic succession descending from Lakshmi Devi) went back to Godhead on this day. Read detailed story..
Vaikunta Ekadashi Vrata Paarana Time
Vaikunta Ekadashi Vrata Parana Time (Break fast Time): 8 AM to 11 AM on 12 January 2014, Vaikunta Dwadashi day.